GeoPost acquires delivery startup Stuart
GeoPost, the international subsidiary of the French Groupe La Poste, has acquired “last-mile” delivery startup Stuart. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed, though it should be noted that GeoPost already held a 22 percent stake in the French startup, having led its €22 million Series A round in late ..
Spotify acquires audio detection startup Sonalytic
Streaming music service Spotify announced this morning it has acquired a company called Sonalytic, makers of an audio detection technology that can identify songs, mixed content and audio clips, as well as track copyright-protected material, and aid in music discovery. These features line up with services ..
Spacer acquires Roost to grow its peer-to-peer parking empire
Australian peer-to-peer car parking marketplace Spacer has acquired U.S.-based Roost, which provides the same services stateside from its San Francisco-based headquarters. It’s a move that lets Spacer make its entry into the U.S. market without having to establish its own office and start from scratch. ..
Revcontent acquires Rover for better content recommendation tech
Revcontent, a self-funded company powering content recommendations for publishers like Forbes and The Atlantic, has acquired Rover. That’s not Rover the pet-sitting marketplace, but rather the content discovery app formerly known as Flipora and Infoaxe. CEO John Lemp told me that Revcontent is paying ..
Meltwater acquires Oxford Uni spin-out Wrapidity to add AI to media monitoring capabilities
Meltwater, the self-described ‘media intelligence’ company, has acquired Wrapidity, a U.K.-based AI startup that has built technology to automate the extraction of data from unstructured web-based content. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed, including how much Oxford University, from where Wrapidity ..
Tinder acquires Wheel, an app for creating Snapchat-like video stories
Dating app Tinder is looking to get into video. The company announced today it’s acquiring an L.A.-based startup called Wheel, which had developed a social network for sharing “video stories” that were said to closely resemble Snapchat’s Stories. Deal terms were not revealed, but Tinder says ..
Razer acquires Nextbit, the startup behind the Robin smartphone
Three months after acquiring iconic audio tech company THX, Razer is making another move to expand its business beyond hardware and software for the gaming community. The company has acquired Nextbit, the startup behind the Robin smartphone, founded by Android veterans who had set out with high hopes ..
Google acquires Fabric developer platform and team from Twitter
Google is taking over Twitter’s mobile app developer platform Fabric, as well as its Crashlytics crash reporting system, Answers mobile app analytics, Digits SMS login system and FastLane development automation system. Twitter launched Fabric as a modular SDK in 2014 to allow developers to pick and choose ..
WalkMe acquires Abbi.io to add mobile A\/B testing and engagement
After raising $50 million last year on a $400 million valuation, WalkMe — a company that offers on-screen site guidance and engagement analytics — has made an acquisition to beef up its presence in mobile. The startup has acquired Abbi, specialists in mobile A/B testing and app engagement (“Abbi” ..
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative acquires and will free up science search engine Meta
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s $45 billion philanthropy organization is making its first acquisition in order to make it easier for scientists to search, read and tie together more than 26 million science research papers. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is acquiring Meta, an AI-powered research ..